West Erie Canal equals good living. Cruising this section of the waterway is filled with small towns with free docks and lots of 30 amp power…bring your “smart reverse splitter” and you are good to go.
Out first Erie Canal Locks we came to were located in Lockport, NY. Actually two locks back to back. Pictured below is the first of the two locks
Here is a picture of the entire 2 lock complex. You go directly from the first to the second lock…each lock dropped us 25 feet.
The locks are numbered east to west, so we only have 35 locks to go through until we reach the Hudson River and “sea-level.”
Our transit day was a bit damp and overcast but we did find a lovely spot along the wall in Middleport, NY
The next morning we made the short trip to Medina where we have a number of things planned.
Still a little gray and overcast but relatively dry.
Medina, NY for their sandstone quarries in the early 1900s. This seems to be a local example.
Not surprisingly city hall is also sandstone.
Love the doors..
Our first real stop was the train museum which really has any number “collections of history.” The museum though really is centered around trains.
And do they have trains, like a HUGE HO model train setup.
It is a cool setup
The Admiral might have OD’d on trains though and had to take a breather from the excitement that is model trains.
This post office just struct me as a the quintessential post office reminding me of the one in Lima, OH
I kinda cracked up on this sign..I thought it was a stretch as far as history goes…just me though…
There is also an aqueduct in Median. The Canal is actually a “bridge” going over the creek gorge and water fall.
Per direction from the Admiral, we stop at waterfalls…all waterfalls….
Not to worry, there is another one tomorrow in Holly…